"He's one of the most special players the game has ever had," Lilly said. "A lot of the negative attention has been unfortunate, not only for him but for the game. I don't know what the facts are in his history. I respect him."
"It was fun," said Lilly, who was 3-8 in 18 games with the Cubs before he was traded to Los Angeles on July 31 with second baseman Ryan Theriot. "I had a good time — not only watching the guys swing the bat, but I thought we played really good defense."